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Russian Ag Import Ban Won't Hurt Illinois Farmers

Russia is banning all American agricultural products from coming in to their country, so how will that impact Illinois?

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Ag Spokesman Jeff Squibb says Illinois sold 33-million-dollars-worth of products to Russia last year, but that's less than one-percent of the state's total exports. According to the Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois sends out some corn and soybeans to Russia but the exports are typically low because they don't accept certain GMO varieties of U.S. corn.

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